Policy & Resources

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan Board of Directors may refer matters for further consideration and analysis to one of its six policy committees, which report back to the Board of Directors and general assembly with recommendations. Each policy committee includes representation from Directors, Representatives, and Associate Member organizations.

 

Under the guidance of the APAS Board and supported by staff, these policy committees tackle the issues affecting Saskatchewan agriculture and rural communities. Click below to find out more about what each committee is working on, and to read some of APAS' submissions on various issues.

Resolutions

Click here to search a database of APAS' resolutions from the last several years...

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Crops and Transportation

  • Bill C-49
  • Generic Input Product Registration 
  • Clubroot
  • Grain Handling
  • Grain Contracts

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Economics and Trade

  • Business Risk Management Review
  • Farm inputs 
  • Taxation 

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Livestock

  • Risk Management 
  • Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure
  • Right to Farm 
  • Market competition
  • Processing sector ‚Äč

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Land and Environment

  • Federal and provincial climate change policy
  • Land access and biosecurity  
  • Water management,  conservation and  development
  • Surface Rights and Orphan Wells 
  • Ecological Goods and Services 

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Rural Life 

  • Public Trust
  • Broadband Internet 
  • Temporary Foreign      Worker program 
  • Ag Training Certification
  • Health and Education      Services 

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Young Agricultural Producers

  • Tax and succession      planning 
  • Risk Management programs for beginning   producers 
  • Access to land and      capital

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APAS Policy Manual

The APAS Policy Manual is a summary of the resolutions passed since 2010.

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Farm groups launch online producer survey on seed royalties

Recent proposals on seed royalties have generated a great deal of interest and discussion amongst Western Canadian farmers. Last winter, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency launched consultations on the future of crop breeding in Canada. A series of public meetings were held across Canada where federal officials sought feedback on new models to collect…

APAS Youth Leadership and Mentorship program application now available

The 2019-20 APAS Youth Leadership and Mentorship program is presented by Can-Am and is open to Saskatchewan producers between the ages of 18 and 40. The application is now available for download on the APAS Youth Leadership and Mentorship page, under 'Membership & Benefits.'

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